Beth Thayer, Young Adult Popularity Sim, LTW Become Hall of FamerIt wasn't but a few days into the YAs' junior year that Tessa woke up in the night with intense cramps. Neal lay sleeping a few feet away. "Neal! The baby is coming!" she gasped, as he blearily rubbed the sleep from his eyes.
Last round at the Girlfriends house, the four young adults moved in together and began to adjust to college life. Silvio and Neal fought almost constantly for no apparent reason other than Silvio is a grumpy guy. The couples remained close, and the girls even became good friends. They all maintained 4.0 GPAs, despite the fact that they threw their fair share of house parties. At the end of the round, Tessa found out she must have missed a few of her birth control pills. How will the house manage their second half of university with a baby on the way? We'll see.
Sure enough, a few hours later, Tessa brought a brand new baby girl into the world, who the delighted parents immediately dubbed Tallulah. The only major concern they had was that they would never be able to take care of a child and complete their educations.
After an intense amount of soul-searching and phone calls home, they came to a mutual decision to send Tallulah to Neal's parents in Rosebud to live until they completed their educations. It was agonizing to part with their baby daughter so soon after she was born, but they weren't far from Rosebud and could visit every weekend. Plus, she would get all the love and affection she could handle from Colm and Michelle, so they knew she was in good hands.
Still, both Neal and Tessa thought of their baby often while they were at school. They tried not to let the distraction disrupt their studies too much, though.
And the YAs succeeded - they maintained their Dean's List averages and finished their first semester without incident.
And, of course, they had a party to celebrate. It was tradition in this household to celebrate their accomplishments by inviting over everyone to have a few drinks, some barbecue and food.
Sometimes Neal even broke out his violin and played a little bit of his beginner's fiddlework on it, much to the distaste of the party guests, who mostly plugged their ears.
Almost before they knew it, two more semesters passed, and they were entering their final semester of college. It was a little heartbreaking knowing that their idyllic existence on the college campus was about to come to an end, but Tessa and Neal had reasons for wanting to go home too. They missed their baby girl and were anxious to start their family.
Before they left, they all joined the greek house, which was a fairly simple feat since they parties with the Urele Cham kids from their home town all the time. Beth, little Ms. Popularity, joined first, but the rest of the house shortly followed after, even grumpy Silvio.
They had a last party before the beginning of their final semester and went into their last classes in great spirits.
The semester passed quickly, and the four Young Adults found themselves on the brink of entering the adult world. Life in their little house on Sim State Campus had gone smoothly, but they were all worried about how things would go in their new lives. They could only hope they would do just as well as they packed up their things and headed back to Rosebud.
[[Author's Notes: This house is so lovely and simple, and the kids are so much fun once they get their grades up for the semester and earn their autonomy. The semester obviously went pretty smoothly as I see that I barely took any pictures in between parties and the completion of semesters. The decision to send Tallulah home was a rough one for me, but Tessa and Neal are moving back in after graduation to the original Cleary house, and it just seemed like the right thing to do. Family will be happily reunited next round. I can't think of anything else relevant, so I leave you with a few bloopers.
Beth apparently suffers from the rare and untreatable "Greek Amnesia." // Come on, EAxis. This poor townie could be pretty if not for the hellacious cheekbones you gave her. ]]